VEH CODE-MOTOR CARRIERS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides for new designations
of highways (Class I, II, and III highways, non-designated highways,
and local highways). Provides that for Class III and non-designated
highways the width of a vehicle or load may not exceed 8 feet. Places
limitations on the use of highways by vehicles that exceed certain
weight and size specifications. Provides that no exceptions shall be
authorized for travel on local roads or municipal roads as
thoroughfare between state designated highways. Removes the existing
requirements and provides new requirements for a tow truck to operate
on a public highway. Removes the existing requirements and provides
new requirements for wheel and axle loads and gross weight of
vehicles. Removes the exception that certain weight limitations shall
not apply to a public utility when transporting equipment. Provides
that if a police officer is of the opinion that a vehicle location is
unsafe, the officer is authorized to have the vehicle towed, even if
this would exceed the tow truck's weight limit. Makes other changes.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Transportation)
This legislation will have no fiscal impact on the Illinois
Department of Transportation.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 5/15-113
Changes the language placing limitations on local access on
county, township, or municipal highways by vehicles exceeding certain
weight and length limitations. Changes the language of the new
requirements for a tow truck to operate on a public highway. Provides
that a tow truck towing a disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles
is not subject to length limitations. Provides that vehicles
transporting large structural objects during daylight hours on normal
week days are subject only to length limitations of 100 feet for
vehicle and load and 80 feet for a single object. Provides that
vehicles operated by public utilities for the purpose of making
emergency repairs are not subject to length limitations. Provides
that these vehicles, if operated at night, must be lighted to clearly
mark the dimensions of the load. Makes other changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes provisions placing limitations on local access on certain
State, county, township, and municipal highways by vehicles not
exceeding certain weight and length limitations.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0417
Last action date: AUG-17-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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